Perseverance and Solidarity
NGO DEI (我地) is a non-profit organization based in Prague, which started by a group of Czech and Hong Kong people. In Cantonese, 我地 means ‘Us’ or ‘My Land’. In English interpretation, D.E.I. represents Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion. We hope to assemble people to share their cultures and ideas. We hope the place will become a collaborative space for everybody who has the urge to advocate their beliefs and missions.
‘Perseverance and Solidarity’ (逆境自存，群策群力) is the spirit of Hong Kong. In this difficult time of Pandemic, we need to be persistent and unified, that’s the way to recover and to benefit the community.
To promote Hong Kong culture
The origin of establishing our NGO is to promote Hong Kong culture to the public. Hong Kong is a unique melt pot of an East-meet-West characteristic. Due to the economic transformation after the colonial era, Hong Kong experienced rapid development of urbanization. High technology has been replacing our traditional practice, many customs and practices do not receive enough attention. Hence, for our younger generation or foreigners, the traditional culture of Hong Kong appears to be unfamiliar. To protect our disappearing intangible treasure, founders are wishing to create a route to delivering interesting Hong Kong folk wisdom and traditional values for all around the world.
To serve the neighbor and the city
We believe that art takes an important part of the culture. In the same way, art cannot live separately from a culture. Through organizing art and cultural events, NGO DEI wishes both organizers and audiences to embody the vision from actual practices, liberate our wild imaginations and turn it into an experience. In the meanwhile, dedicating ourselves to the local community in Prague 7 and spread our idea to the entire Prague city by holding events and offering services. As well as collecting new collaborators, we are looking forward to meeting with local residents. Be part of the local community and to create events that could interest and benefit the inhabitants in Prague7.
To be the bridge of different cultures
Prague is a place of miracle, it brings all the dream chasers together, to follow their hearts with courage and succeed in their pursuit. A lot of international expats establish their life and career here, however, it is a pity that there is always a gap between locals and foreigners. Our biggest wish is to infuse the idea of active cultural exchange and to create a platform that could motivate the interaction between the Czech and the international community. Along with the diversity of international identities, we would like to invite artists from different countries to set out and to cooperate.